Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

1 Prior Study Programs

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Guelph


The Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is a leader in veterinary health care, learning and research. This 4-year professional degree is accredited by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associations.  

Entrance Information and Requirements:

  • - Completion of a minimum of 2 years of a university undergraduate degree program. Applications to DVM may be submitted during a student's third year.
  • - Completion of 8 university-level required courses: cell biology; biochemistry; genetics; statistics; 2 biological sciences; and 2 humanities and/or social sciences.
  • - Experience with veterinarians.
  • - Submission of a Background Information Form.
  • - Three letters of reference (2 must be from veterinarians).
  • - An interview.
  • - Canadian applicants, including dual citizens, must be residents of Ontario. A "resident" is someone who has resided in Ontario for 12 months, exclusive of time spent in a postsecondary institution.